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U.S. Civil War - U.S. Army

Joseph C Hibson

  • Rank: Private (Highest Rank: Bugler)
  • Conflict/Era: U.S. Civil War
  • Unit/Command:
    Company C,
    48th New York Infantry
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: July 18, 1863
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: near Fort Wagner, South Carolina, USA

While voluntarily performing picket duty under fire, 13 July 1863, was attacked and his surrender demanded, but he killed his assailant. The day following Hibson responded to a call for a volunteer to reconnoiter the enemy's position, and went within the enemy's lines under fire and was exposed to great danger. On 18 July voluntarily exposed himself with great gallantry during an assault, and received three wounds that permanently disabled him for active service.

Medal of Honor Recipient Joseph C. Hibson
Medal of Honor Recipient Joseph C. Hibson
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: New York, New York
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: October 23, 1897
  • Born: August 3, 1843, London, England
  • Died: April 14, 1911, Flushing, NY, United States
  • Buried: Cypress Hills Cemetery (Private) (Locust Grove 14142), Brooklyn, NY, United States
  • Location of Medal: Congressional Medal of Honor Society, Mount Pleasant, SC

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